Category Archives: Reaction to Government interference in church affairs

Kiev eparchy of UOC names consequences of anti-church bills

December 25, 2017. The Kiev Metropolitanate (UOC MP) held a meeting in the Refectory Church of the Kiev-Pechersk Lavra attended by 621 clergymen, reports a UOJ correspondent. The vital issues of the life of the eparchy and the UOC in general were discussed. Addressing the audience, the Primate of the UOC, His Beatitude Metropolitan Onufry of Kiev and All Ukraine […]

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Metropolitan Nicholas of Fthiotida: “The governement is deliberately reducing the number of parish priests”

December 13, 2017. A hierarch of the Greek Church, His Eminence Metropolitan Nicholas of Fthiotida, has commented on state policies resulting in the sharp decline in the number of parish clergy in Greece, which he argues is deliberate, reports AgionOros. “When the crisis began, the authorities established that in place of ten retiring state employees (including priests), only one new […]

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Greek hierarchs: “Politicians are trying to destroy Orthodoxy in Greece”

September 1, 2017. Several hierarchs of the Greek Orthodox Church have recently spoken out on important topical issues, decrying the current Greek government’s attempts to secularize Greece and move it away from Orthodoxy, reports AgionOros. According to Metropolitan Nicholas of Fthiotida, the authorities “are subverting the spiritual foundations of society and trying to transform our eternal institutional values. Their end […]

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Discriminatory laws prepared against the Ukrainian Orthodox Church – a report at the world summit in defense of persecuted christians

May 16, 2017 – The World Summit in Defense of Persecuted Christians took place in Washington from May 10 to 13, 2017. It was attended by some 600 representatives of various Christian confessions from 136 countries. Along with the problem of oppression and sometimes direct elimination of the Christian population in the Middle East countries, the forum dealt with the […]

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Ukrainian hierarchs and religious leaders comment on anti-church bills to be considered by Supreme Rada

May 16, 2017 – Bills No. 4128 and 4511 to be considered in the Supreme Rada on May 18, 2017, are viewed by representatives of the canonical Ukrainian Orthodox Church and other religious leaders in Ukraine as well as secular experts as discriminatory and aimed against the canonical Ukrainian Orthodox Church. In various dioceses of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church, signatures […]

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